LAI Games's Textminator plays on the popularity of cellphone texting with teens and hip adults, using stainless steel phone-style keypads as controllers for players to quickly tap in random sentences against a timer. It also has a championship mode for typing entire paragraphs.

The arcade cabinet comes with two keypads for multiplayer matches, but up to four cabinets can be linked together for eight-player competitions. The machine features a built-in camera that will take pictures of top scorers and place them next to their initials in the leaderboards.

LAI brought out Textminator at the recent American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) Gala, and brought out expert texters to show off the arcade game. The manufacturer described the demonstration in a press release: "Attendees cheered on the team, a pair of 16-year-old boys, as they amazed onlookers with their lightning fast thumb work."